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Postby awayalot » Sun May 09, 2010 5:56 pm

Route description: Morrone ascent, Braemar

Corbetts included on this walk: Morrone

Date walked: 01/04/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 650m

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Thursday 1st April, the snow had finally stopped and a nice clear sunny morning, Headed up Chapel brae stopping to speak to elderly local dude clearing his drive of snow, Lots of valuable info from him about the track and climb, So headed on past the house following a couples footsteps who were walking their dog, Lost their footsteps and wandered around in knee deep snow for a while before finding the track, So continued up, medium going for me stopping to look back at amazing views over Braemar, Up to the 5 cairns following the footsteps with excellent views and on to the summit with the radio mast, Fantastic views of the Cairn Gorms, Very windy at the top, sheltered from the wind behind the radio station huts, Brew and sannie then off down the other side following the land rover track, (Can see the couple with their dog now), Following the track all the way down and into the glen, Excellent views, Off the hill and on to the old military road walking alongside river Clunie past the golf club and into the center of Braemar again, Excellent walk and would recommend to all
Starting the climb looking back.
The five cairns looking towards Braemar.
From the top.
Towards Linn of Dee.
Land rover track heading down.
The track down the glen.
Looking back along river Clunie.
Morrone from the old military road.
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